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With each edition of our Magazine, book reviews are sought directly from our Young Australian Readers. This is  co-ordinated by Meredith Costain and other contributers throughout the year. We hope you find the Reviews valuable when selecting your next book.

If you’d like a book reviewed or to contribute your own book review, then feel free to contact us.

Alex and the Alpacas Save the World
Review by Elior, Year 5
The Raven Heir
Review by Tamar, Year 4
Sunny the Shark : Surviving the Wild
Review by Bridie, Year 5
Girls Change the Game: First Game Back
Review by Ailish, Year 5
Wild Bush Days
Review by Lily, Year 5
Blair Moon : How to be Cooler than the Moon
Review by Yoni, Year 5
Monster School Rules
Review by Gracey Rose, Year 4
My Tooth is Looth!
Review by Addison Dunwell and Charlotte Sell, Year 5
The Very Clever Bear
Review by Evah Lamont, Year 2
Review by Natalie Adams, Year 2
Hope is a Spark
Review by Willow Hewson, Year 1
Charlie's Swim
Review by Charlotte Sell, Year 5

Latest Edition


Edition 1 - 2024

Latest Writing Entry

A Grey, Cloudy, Saturday Morning

By Lily 
- nsw
One grey, cloudy Saturday morning I was in my backyard, planting tomatoes when I heard the clank of...
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Latest Art Entry


By Sylvia 
- nsw
2024 |
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In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community